Psalm 81

God and the Nations (Asaph)

You Are Good – I Am Wayward

            10 “I, the LORD, am your God,

            Who brought you up from the land of Egypt;

            Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.”

·         All Israel was taught to say, “A syrian ready to perish was my father.”

·         Everything is a test of character. God proves us by prosperity and by adversity, by joy and by sorrow, by hunger and by thirst, by sickness and by health, by all his word and by all his providences.

·         No form of profession or of worship is in any measure pleasing to God where the will and affections are not engaged. It is sad indeed when we suppose that decency of appearance will be accepted by Jehovah for heartiness of soul.